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Comment Re:Evil Boeing (Score 1) 345

> 2) fuel consumption: at supersonic speeds, they suck gas like it's going out of style.

Not as much as you'd think, the Concorde supercruised at Mach 2 without the burners, and in the cruise the Olympus engines were astonishingly efficient even by modern standards.

Take off, climb out, sub-sonic and transonic flight was the real fuel slurper with the Concorde.

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